Long life with maintenance-free operation and environmentally friendly design
For more than 50 years, GE has supplied a broad range of reactors to markets around the world. With proven industry expertise, stringent quality controls, first class materials and full international compliance, GE’s reactors are designed to meet a wide variety of customer needs.
GE’s environmental-friendly, long-life, maintenance-free reactors enhance system performance and power quality from transmission and distribution to industrials, improving network operational efficiency. This results in considerable savings for customers and reduces the environmental impact of their operations.
GE’s team of experts analyze our customer’s power compensation needs from low voltage current limiting to high voltage shunt/series applications and engineer the right solutions to provide optimal efficiency and economy.
GE’s air-core reactors (ACR) provide a linear response of impedance versus current which is essential for numerous applications. GE’s reactors consist of aluminum or copper conductors, which are insulated with first class insulation materials. In encapsulated design, the conductors are mechanically immobilized and encapsulated by epoxy impregnated fiberglass, which assure high hygroscopic characteristic and long service life.
Why GE’s air-core reactors?
Our portfolio of air-core reactors includes cost-effective solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution utilities, and industry:
Integration of new power plants, transmission lines, power transformers and capacitor banks typically increases the normal, transient and short-circuit currents of the transmission and distribution networks. These new current levels exceed the current carrying capabilities of existing equipment.
GE’s series reactors provide a cost-effective solution to limit and/or reduce the excessive current levels under normal, transient and short time conditions, assuring quality, reliability and continuity of the power supply.
Transmission and distribution systems operating at low loading levels cause voltage increases in busbars and lines, resulting in insulation failures of the equipment on the grid and overall system instability.
GE’s shunt reactors provide system voltage control, operational flexibility, stability and reliability assuring long equipment life and continuity of power supply.
HV iron-core reactors are connected in series with the capacitor units to form a series resonant circuit with very low impedance. GE’s line of iron-core reactors are ideal for a variety of applications including capacitor banks formed by several steps, several capacitor banks connected in the same busbar, and capacitor bank installations with risk of resonance or with presence of harmonics.
Applications for renewable generation, wind and solar farms:
Applications for FACTS, HVDC LCC and VSC, and transmission and distribution substations:
Applications for buildings and cities, oil and gas, and industry and infrastructure:
GE manufacturing plants are highly automated digital factories that use the GE Predix platform for machine learning and modeling.
Products manufactured in Itajubá, Brazil:
Products manufactured in Tampere, Finland:
For more than 50 years, GE has provided global support and advanced technologies to +1,000 customers in 80 countries, offering a broad range of reactors for many market segments. GE is an industry leader in design and manufacturing process with compliance in international technical and certification standards. Below are a select representation of our projects, a complete reference list is available upon request.
1. Canada (2016)
5. Peru & Colombia (2012-2018)
9. Scotland (2002)
13. South Korea (2014)
2. USA (1995-2018)
6. Chile (2010-2017)
10. France, Germany and Netherlands (2002-2018)
14. Thailand (2006-2018)
3. Mexico (2000-201)
7. Uruguay (2010)
11 Turkey (2008)
15. Malaysia (2002-2018)
4. Brazil (2012)
8. Brazil (1976-2018)
12. South Africa (1998-2018)
16. Australia (2010-2018)